MoveOn member Cathy Ware was worried about the state of her local community playground at the Beethoven School. Outdated play structures and poor groundskeeping made the playground dangerous for the young children who visited. That’s why she started a MoveOn Petition asking the Boston Parks Department to make the park safer.
When Bain Capital took over the Guitar Center stores in 2005, they cut insurance benefits, increased mandatory sales targets, slashed wages, and made it harder for employees to earn commissions. That’s why Guitar Center workers created a MoveOn Petition asking company executives to recognize their right to unionize and negotiate for a fair contract.
Reyna Montoya, an organizer for United We Dream created a MoveOn Petition to stop the deportation of her father. After continued pressure from UWD and allies, ICE decided to release her father Mario Montoya Garcia so he could be reunited with his family.
Damian Garcia, a senior at St. Pius High School, asked to walk in a boys’ black cap and gown for graduation. Damian had legally changed his name and his family, friends, classmates, and teachers all knew him as male, but his school refused to recognize his gender identity—just because his birth certificate reads “female.” That’s why Torrey Moorman and her two sons started a MoveOn Petition to the school’s principal asking that Damian be allowed to walk in a boys’ cap and gown.
Restaurant-sponsored proposed regulations in Amherst, New York, threatened the burgeoning food truck market with restricted hours and zones, as wells as heavy permit fees. Concerned that the burdensome regulations would stifle vital new businesses in Amherst, Jeremy Horwitz started a MoveOn Petition to the town board.
When Proposition C, a ballot measure demanding that Los Angeles legislators support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, came up for a vote, Trent Lange of the California Clean Money Campaign started a MoveOn Petition asking L.A. voters to support the measure.
Connecticut resident Melissa Pericolosi started a MoveOn Petition to stop the state police from using 30 acres of the Meshomasic State Forest as a firearms training facility.
Florida honor student Kiera Wilmot faced not only expulsion, but also criminal charges, when she was accused of conducting an unauthorized science experiment on her high school campus. The resulting social media outcry included several MoveOn Petitions demanding that prosecutors drop the charges against her.
When a house bill in Montana threatened to allow guns on school campuses and other public places, Andy Pelosi of GunFreeKids.org took action by starting a MoveOn Petition.
Celeste Greig, head of the California Republican Assembly, told the media that pregnancies by rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.” The Courage Campaign started a MoveOn Petition calling for Greig’s resignation from her leadership position over the unscientific, offensive comments.